R2AK 2016 is over, but the race will live on thanks to the images taken by the HD2 marine-grade action camera from Intova. The compact design of this little unit hails from Hawaii and is meant to withstand harsh conditions and ocean depth of up to 330 feet. One reason the camera is so hardy is that the HD2 is built into the waterproof housing, unlike other cameras (like GoPros) that rely on an external housing to stay dry. What’s more, the 8-megapixel camera can take high-definition 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The 12x digital zoom with the wide-angle lens will help you capture those actions shots you seek.
The HD2 has a built in LED light that serves as both an underwater video light, photo flash, and flashlight. The rechargeable Li-Ion battery gives the HD2 two hours of life, and the fact that it is removable makes swapping out a used battery for a fresh one a piece of cake. The wrist-mounted remote control means one can film and snap pics from a distance with the click of a button. The variety of mounting accessories available means you can mount the camera on a bowrail or a helmet, whatever you need.
The Intova HD2 marine grade camera is $249.99 a piece and available at intova.net.